If you wanted to see the face of an angel, now’s your chance.
Showrunner and co-author of Good Omens, Neil Gaiman, tweeted the very first picture of Mad Men star Jon Hamm in costumer as the Angel Gabriel – a character who is only alluded to in the original book, but will be fleshed out in the show.
So for you, for me, for all of us. FOR PEOPLE NOT YET BORN. This is what Jon Hamm looks like as the Angel Gabriel in the upcoming TV series of GOOD OMENS. A thing of beauty, and a joy for ever. pic.twitter.com/OK84PDZXLs
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) November 30, 2017
From this picture, we know that Gabriel looks a lot cooler than Michael Sheen’s angel Aziraphale, who seems more geeky in his bowtie and waistcoat combo. And this is intentional, as Gaiman said when Hamm’s casting was announced, “[Gabriel] is everything that Aziraphale isn’t: he’s tall, good-looking, charismatic and impeccably dressed.”
Big check in the ‘impeccably dressed’ box. Gabriel’s clearly going for the smooth, colourblock look.
Good Omens is currently filming, and will premiere on Amazon and BBC Two in 2019.